2 Affordable Grizzly Bear Viewing Trip Packages (Alaska Coastal Brown Bear is the correct name)
Half Day Bear Viewing
The day begins at Homer Airport, where you’ll get fitted for hip waders, and receive a safety briefing from Martin. Then take to the skies on a fantastic 45-min. to 90-min. flight, depending on what National park you visit. You will soar over inlets, mountains, volcanoes, and glaciers. On a clear day, you can see up to 10 volcanoes along the route. This is our most popular bear watching tour.
Land on the Beach of Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park and walk about a mile or two from the beach through grassy meadow or river to a vantage point to observe brown grizzly bears in their natural habitat. Watch them play, clam, mate, eat sedges and later in the summer–fish for salmon in their natural habitat — a truly majestic experience! The tour includes air transportation, professional bear/naturalist guide, National Park fees, hip waders, digital photos of your trip, and all safety equipment. After three hours or more with the brown bears, board the plane for the return flight to Homer, again enjoying 45 min or 90 min scenic flight. The entire trip takes either 4.5 or 7 hours, depending on the location.
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* We have two airplanes that can take 5 people each. $695 pp. Group Special is $665 pp (4 or more)
* Our aircraft seats have a weight limit of 250lbs or 115 kg.
* Bear viewing season is May 10th to Sept 20. Skip to May-Sept to book a trip.
* A gratuity for your guide is customary in the tour industry if their services meet your expectations.
A 50% deposit can be made by calling us. Web site booking system charges 100% +tax&fees. A 90% refund is available with 30 days or more advance notice. A 50% refund will be given less than 30 days before departure. Within 48 hours any payment for bear tours is non-refundable. Cancellation by Scenic Bear Viewing due to weather will be refunded 100% of price paid. In the event we cancel due to weather or safety issues you have the option of a refund or to reschedule on a space available basis. We strongly recommend travel insurance for unforeseen circumstances that may cause last minute cancellations. It's a good idea to plan at the least 2-3 days in Homer for possible weather delays.
Full Day PREMIUM Trip
For some people, three hours with the bears is just not enough. This is our exclusive top quality trip. Take the same thrilling flight in a bush plane with Martin to multiple locations for Alaska bear viewing and amazing photography. After a 45 to 90 min flight-seeing tour from Homer, touch down on the beach of Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park and hike to premium vantage points to observe bears in their natural habitat. These private Alaska bear trips allow you to explore the bear viewing area for a longer time, at a more relaxed pace, and in a small group of one to five people with one guide. This premium trip is an 8-11 hours total trip time. It includes air transportation, flexible multi-location itinerary, professional bear guide, hip wadders, National Park Fees, digital photos, and 6-9 hours with the bears.
* $1195.00 pp
* Both trips involve hiking 2-3 miles in hip waders. This is an active wilderness adventure.
* The flight-seeing is weather dependent
* Lake Clark National Park has a wheel chair for one viewer per trip with advanced notice.
Contact Martin for more info.